91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will sayt o the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge—
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
If you look up castles and fortresses, you will find many are antiques, relics, abandoned, in decay.
Whatever the burden, the difficulty, the necessity, the enemy, the war, the conquest, the treasure -
The need for fortification faded.
The remaining fortress for 2,000 years will be faded, or rebuilt.
What does not change - each day we have concerns, pressing needs, needs for solutions, we always have a prayer we want Father God to answer right that minute. And our fortress in Father God, does not decay or fade.
We have choices each day - we can fall into worry and decline or let ignoble cares change us in base ways.
Or we can believe we have Promises - Faith, Hope, Love - and have the Joy and Love and Peace of seeing the mercies of God renew each day.
Open my heart to go in the direction that pleases You.
Help me, this day, my words and actions. Let me be pleasing to You. I ask for Your help for myself and Your Blessings upon this prayer, the ones I love, The People You have given me, this state, Nation and all People who call Your Banner ~ Love.
In the Highest Name of Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †